SAMHSA Hosts HBCU Conference in Baltimore
7th Annual Lonnie E. Mitchell National Historically Black
Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Substance Abuse Conference,
sponsored by SAMHSA, convened in Baltimore, MD, April
19 to 23. Attendees included more than 600 HBCU faculty
and students, members of the faith-based community, SAMHSA,
the National Institute on Drug Abuse, other Federal agencies,
and private sector agencies and organizations.
The annual conference's goal is to serve as a critical
regional and national forum for HBCUs. Designed to inform,
educate, and stimulate students, researchers, and faculty,
the conference focuses on issues related to substance
abuse. This year's theme, "Navigating New Pathways
in Addressing Substance Abuse and Mental Health Challenges,"
highlighted the exchange of ideas on what works and what
doesn't work in dealing with substance abuse in communities
around the Nation.
The conference provided an opportunity for participants
to focus on the many ways that substance use is affecting
young people, adults, and older adults in our communities.
In addition, the conference gave individuals time to
interact with others who are working to effect a positive
change in their local areas.
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